Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog

Calvary Chapel Church - Columbia, Tennessee - We are a church that exists to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus and share Him with others! Our Mission is to know Christ and to make Him known.

Romans 15:1-3

Romans 15:1–3 (ESV): "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me." The idea of survival of the f...

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Romans 14:1-3

Romans 14:1–3 (ESV): "As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him." ...

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Romans 13:12-14

Romans 13:12-14 (ESV): "12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and ...

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Romans 12:4-8

Romans 12:4–8 (ESV): "4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if s...

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Romans 11:24

Romans 11:24 (ESV): "24 For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree." God is not done with Israel! He has made everlasting covenants with her and He will keep His Word to thi...

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Romans 10:14-15

Romans 10:14–15 (ESV): "14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!...

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Romans 8:18

Romans 8:18 (ESV): "18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." The most encouraging news in all the world is that this is as bad as it gets for the believer. Better days are ahead! As it is written, "no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagin...

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Romans 8:8

Romans 8:8 (ESV): "8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God." Pleasing God is not an impossible task but it is a very specific one. God requires that we walk by faith in the Spirit if we want to please Him. Anything done otherwise, no matter good it appears is an abomination to God. Our righteous deeds (in the flesh) are like filthy garm...

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Romans 7:18-19

Romans 7:18–19 (ESV): "18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing." Good person? Maybe in comparison to another human being but never according to G...

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Romans 6:12-14

Romans 6:12–14 (ESV): "12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will ...

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Romans 4:19-21

Romans 4:19–21 (ESV): "19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. 20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully ...

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Romans 3:9-12

Romans 3:9–12 (ESV): "For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; 11  no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." All human beings are subject to depravity...

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Romans 2:2-3

Romans 2:2–3 (ESV): "2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3 Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?" The world is full of self-appointed judges, all of which are total hypocrites. They might be moral...

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Romans 1:11-12

Romans 1:11–12 (ESV): "11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine." When God's people gather together it's for the mutual impartation of the gifts of the Spirit, that we might strengthen and encourage ea...

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Romans 1:1-2

Romans 1:1–2 (ESV): "Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures." Understanding your purpose in life is so important. You will never know your purpose until you understand your identity. We are sons and daughters of the Mo...

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Acts 28:30-31

Acts 28:30–31 (ESV): "30 He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance." Understand, that you and I have one purpose in life after becoming a Christian. It is to tell and teach as many p...

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Acts 28:4-5

Acts 28:4–5 (ESV): "4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live." 5 He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm." The serpent is always ready to strike. When he...

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Acts 27:24-26

Acts 27:24–26 (ESV): "24 and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.' 25 So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. 26 But we must run aground on some island."  God gives us the measure of faith we n...

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Acts 26:19-20

Acts 26:19–20 (ESV): "19 "Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance." Have you considered ...

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Acts 26:9-10

Acts 26:9–10 (ESV): "9 "I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them." The only person that can un...

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